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The Courtauld Institute of Art
London WC1X 9EW
Our Study Tours offer the opportunity to spend time with an expert art historian, and like-minded enthusiasts, looking at works of art and architecture in their original settings. In their choices of themes and locations, tours derive directly from our tutors’ current research interests. Tours take in relevant exhibitions in situ, or incorporate sites and monuments off the beaten track and sometimes those not usually accessible to the public. In 2020, we offer explorations of:
- The rich and varied art collections of Berlin and their role in the evolution of a German national identity
- Aspects of Renaissance art, architecture and patronage in Mantua, Florence and Lucca
- Avant-garde art tendencies in Munich, in Brussels and in Paris, and along the Côte d’Azur
- The medieval architecture of Yorkshire
Our tutors provide first-rate scholarly content and an in-depth familiarity with their chosen destinations, while our small group sizes foster a climate of friendly social and intellectual exchange.
For the wider historical background to each study tour (something hard to teach in often busy urban environments) we add an element of contextualisation. This may take the form of relevant preliminary reading material on our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), of a seminar at The Courtauld, or, where possible, of a class-room session at a tour’s main destination.
Unless otherwise indicated [in due course in provisional itineraries], Study Tours start early in the morning of the first day, usually between 9.00 and 10.00 and end between lunchtime and 16.00 on the final day. It is therefore advised that you arrive on the day before the tour starts.
Tour fees are: £285 for two days and £425 for three days.
The tour fee includes tuition, entry to all museums and sites, and transport (by train or where necessary, by coach) between destinations in the case of tours that visit more than one town or city. It does not include travel to and from the city/main destination of the tour, or accommodation: students are free to make their own arrangements. Study Tours are limited to a maximum of 12 students.
All Study Tours include a good deal of walking and require a reasonable degree of physical fitness and mobility. Please contact us if you have any doubts over your suitability to take part in any of the tours.